Quiet & cozy Sierra Hot Springs lies just an hour north of Tahoe at the cusp of a lush national forest and a beautiful alpine valley, blanketed with wildflowers. Wander 700 acres of enchanted forest in the Sierra mountains. Trade your soul-sucking commute for a midnight soak in 24-hour sacred springs under the stars, or rise with the sun for a daybreak hike.
We will cultivate the quality of loving kindness (metta in Pali), as a way to deeply care for our hearts, minds, and bodies. Loving kindness is a natural expression of our being that gets veiled through conditioning, trauma, and chronic stress. Practice opening to the boundless capacity of the heart, generating radical self love and empowering yourself to be a force of love in the world while mitigating stress and burnout. Explore how the radiating, stabilizing, and healing qualities of loving kindness can serve clear-seeing and emotional-regulation while gently guiding difficult relationships in our life.
The retreat includes daily organic vegetarian brunch. For other meals and snacks, Sierra Hot Springs has a delicious organic omnivore restaurant. There is also a kitchen, where retreatants can store their own food and cook their own meals. Check out sierrahotsprings.org for details. Morning sessions of Yoga will include moderate Hatha Flow practice and meditation while evening sessions will include gentle or restorative practice, pranayama, and meditation. Afternoons will be free for soaking in the hot springs, hiking, or luxuriating in a massage.
There are both public clothing optional pools and private baths available.
This retreat is for folks of all experiences, abilities, sizes, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, immigration statuses, shapes, gender expressions, nationalities, and ages 15+. I do my best to teach with an access-centered, radically inclusive lens. I specialize in modifying Yoga poses based on students' needs.
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Private Room in Main Lodge with Queen bed and external shared bathroom and showers.